Many home based businesses require a face to face meeting with prospective clients or customers, this can be counter productive if the meeting has to take place in a coffee shop or heaven forbid the business owners home. A conference room that is available by the hour is a perfect solution.
There are several things to consider when choosing a meeting space for your business.
- Location - Finding a location that has easy access from major highways, thoroughfares and streets is essential to your client finding you after all, the last thing you need is a lost customer. You should also consider the proximity to your home, no need in driving out of your way to attend your own meeting.
- Size - Most business centers offer conference rooms in various sizes this allows you to reserve the size that fits your particular meeting requirements. Using a twenty person conference room for a meeting with two people is not the best impression, as size does matter.
- Amenities - Finding a room is your main focus but keep in mind any amenities you might require. Do you need Internet access, a projector, conference call ability or additional technical requirements? Is coffee service or catering available? What are the terms and conditions for staying beyond business hours? These and other questions that are specific to your business should be considered.
- Staff - Since the likelihood of someone other than yourself greeting your meeting attendees is high, what is the staff like? Are they friendly, well groomed and professional? A front desk attendant who doesn't enjoy their job will be a direct reflection on your company.
The benefits of working from home are numerous but do have limits and one of those limits is access to a professional conference room. By finding a meeting room available for rent by the hour you can solve this issue and concentrate on what you do best, growing your business.